Alan Quinlan

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Ireland captain Johnny Sexton leaves the pitch after being replaced in the Six Nations game against France at the Stade de France. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The witch hunt is a little premature. Ireland are already in flux. Nobody is getting canned. There is time and space for Andy Farrell to remodel this (...)

A general view of Thomond Park ahead of the meeting of Munster and Gloucester in October 2018. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Picture the scene. Around tea-time on a Saturday, it’s approaching kick-off. Munster have their backs to the wall yet again, some Fancy Dans from Engl(...)

Jack O’Donoghue during Munster’s training session at UL on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

Jack O’Donoghue is in his sixth season on Munster’s first-team squad, and he’s played 118 games, so it’s easy enough to forget he’s still only 26. He (...)

Ray D’Arcy manages to conjure up a united Ireland over Zoom

It’s Wednesday, and Ray D’Arcy is in danger of being overwhelmed by calamity. As well as dealing with numerous technical glitches – bad lines, dr(...)

Beauden Barrett of the Blues signs autographs after a match against the Hurricanes at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty

In the illustrious history of The Irish Times, I am quite sure that no article on rugby has ever started with a quote from the brilliant Canadian-born(...)

Leinster’s Isa Nacewa gets past Ronan O’Gara Doug Howlett and Keith Earls of Munster during the 2009 Heineken Cup semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

In the absence of all live sport, supporters of whatever hue have had no choice but to selectively choose from television’s various trips down memory (...)

Ireland’s James Ryan and Robbie Henshaw dejected after the game. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Before the game, Jordan Larmour was telling Virgin Media’s Sinéad Kissane about Bono’s motivational chat with the lads during the week, the gist of hi(...)

Garret Fitzgerald: it’s doubtful if any single person has given more to Munster rugby during  the professional era.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tributes from around the country and indeed the world of rugby have poured in for the former Munster chief executive Garrett Fitzgerald, who passed aw(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway celebrates his try against Toulon with team-mates in last year’s quarter-final clash at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As they know too well, Munster have not won the Heineken Champions Cup since 2008. They and their supporters may have become a little frustrated with (...)

Geraldine and Devin as a baby: ‘Devin was two weeks old when I realised my behaviour, my mood, my attitude and the frightening attacks were more than simply being overwhelmed with a newborn and a pre-schooler.’

The Irish Times has been shortlisted in three categories for the 2019 Headline Mental Health Media Awards. The awards – which were established more t(...)

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